Shahrokh Foroutanian ( شاهرخ فروتنیان ) was born on 13 July 1956 in Tehran. Prior to working in film he was teaching painting for a number of years. Shahrokh Foroutanian broke into the film industry after he became professionally familiar with the director and designer Ali Hatami, who encouraged him to take his skills to the screen. Shahrokh Foroutanian has established himself as an actor working in such films as 'The Lizard' (2004), 'Going By' (2001), and 'Romantic Nostalgia' (2014
...). He also worked as an art director on the 'Let's Talk Farsi' (2001) series and as a costume designer for the multi-awarded drama Gradually (Be Ahestegi). In 2015, he played alongside Niki Karimi in Vahid Jalilvand's social drama Wednesday May 9 (Chaharshanbeh 19 Ordibehesht). Shahrokh Foroutanian is also known for The Day Goes and The Night Comes (Shabaneh Rooz), The Lizard (Marmoolak), Thirteen 59 (Sizdah 59), Relations (Ravabet), Gilaneh, Tales (Ghesseha), Wintery Sleep (Khabe Zemestani), A Very Close Encounter (Barkhorde Kheili Nazdik).